Long working hours reduce life expectancy

Long working hours reduce life expectancy
Monday blues are the serious warning signs that everything is not fine after free weekends. According to a survey conducted in European countries, the cases of heart strokes occur more on Mondays than on any other days because employees feel unduly stressed with the feeling of going to offices and workplaces after a two-day vacation on Saturdays and Sundays. One can imagine the disaster which may entail after three days of leisure at a stretch in a four-day week.

Monday blues are the serious warning signs that everything is not fine after free weekends. According to a survey conducted in European countries, the cases of heart strokes occur more on Mondays than on any other days because employees feel unduly stressed with the feeling of going to offices and workplaces after a two-day vacation on Saturdays and Sundays. One can imagine the disaster which may entail after three days of leisure at a stretch in a four-day week.

Right from the day, it has been proposed to go for a four-day week by increasing the working hours to 12 hours a day, a large section of the society has gone gaga over it. There seems to be no end to the euphoria among these people, but they forget that the work can never become more important than the worker. A worker is much more than a means of production. While moderate work develops a person, excessive hours of work grind a person down, dull the mind, wear out the body and harm the person’s social and spiritual development. Long working hours also lead to reduced life...

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H.L. Kumar

is Advocate, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi. He has also been former Law Teacher in University of Delhi.

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H.L. Kumar

is Advocate, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi. He has also been former Law Teacher in University of Delhi.

Dec. 2022 Issue

Workplace Frustration

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